cadelle

cadelle

[kuh-del]
noun
a small, blackish beetle, Tenebroides mauritanicus, that feeds, as both larva and adult, on stored grain and on other insects.

Origin:
1860–65; < French < Provençal cadello < Latin catellus, catella puppy, equivalent to cat(ulus) young of an animal + -ellus, -ella diminutive suffix

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cadelle (kəˈdɛl)
 
n
a widely distributed beetle, Tenebroides mauritanicus, that feeds on flour, grain, and other stored foods, as well as on other insects: family Trogositidae
 
[French, from Provençal cadello, from Latin catellus a little dog]

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